Commission on Administrative Justice Office of the Ombudsman Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Commission on Administrative Justice Office of the Ombudsman Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Job Title : Senior Legal Officer

Reporting to : assistant Director Complaints, Regional Coordination & Legal Services

Department : Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services

Job Grade : Caj 5

No. Of Posts : 1

Terms of Employment : Permanent & Pensionable

Duty Station : Head Office

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and processing complaints on administrative justice, carrying out inquiries on the received complaints, compiling and analysing the complaints for decision making, implementing strategies and guidelines on complaints handling, updating and maintaining a complaints database;

  • Conducting formal hearings on complaints;

  • Preparing bi-annual and other reports on complaints;

  • Ensuring compliance with the policy, legal requirements and provisions in all the undertakings of the Commission so as to safeguard the interest of the Commission on all legal matters;

  • Representing the Commission in litigation and other legal matters;

  • Preparing legal documents and instruments, legal opinions, legal briefs, drafting legal documents, leases, contracts and memoranda of understanding;

  • Conducting legal research on pending case files, undertaking research on specific legal matters and emerging trends and coming up with an opinion to facilitate the justice process;

  • Identifying issues and areas for policy formulation and review;

  • Recommending alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in addressing legal matters and

  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time

    Job Specification

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must: -

  • Have served in the grade of Legal Officer I or an equivalent
    position for a period of at least four (4) years;

  • Have Bachelor’s degree in Laws (LLB) from a recognized institution;

  • Have Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

  • Have a Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Have a Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution; and

  • Have demonstrated professional competence in work performance and results.

    All interested candidates who meet the job indent for this position are encouraged to send hard copy of their application letter, curriculum vitae and copies of their academic and professional certificates together with a clear National Identification card indicating the job reference number by 13th September’ 2022 at 4.30p.m. to:-

    The Commission Secretary
    Commission on Administrative Justice
    2nd Floor, Westend Towers – Waiyaki Way
    P O Box 20414 City Square 00200

    For more information and job application details, see; Commission on Administrative Justice Office of the Ombudsman Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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